Articles tagged “low-cost carriers”

Niki Lauda’s Lasting Aviation Legacy

Niki Lauda’s Lasting Aviation Legacy

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Niki Lauda may have been more famous as a Formula One racing driver, but he left a lasting impression on the European aviation industry.

4 days ago

Ryanair Forecasts That Flyers Will Welcome Back Boeing 737 Max Upon Return

Ryanair Forecasts That Flyers Will Welcome Back Boeing 737 Max Upon Return

Lucca De Paoli, Bloomberg

Low-cost airline Ryanair anticipates that customer reaction to the Boeing 737 Max will be positive once it's back in service. As the largest European buyer of the grounded jetliner, the company can only hope that truly will be the case.

5 days ago

IndiGo Co-Founder Distances Himself From Control Question

IndiGo Co-Founder Distances Himself From Control Question

Pratik Parija, Bloomberg

Hmmm. This statement looks designed to quell the current speculation but it sounds like there are problems behind the scenes.

6 days ago

Ryanair Ready to Pounce on Opportunities From Pending Airline Mergers

Ryanair Ready to Pounce on Opportunities From Pending Airline Mergers

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It looks like Ryanair is preparing itself for a major shakeup of the European airline industry. We've heard it talk about struggling competition before, but things are getting much tougher out there.

7 days ago

India’s Low-Cost IndiGo Sets Its Long-Haul Sights on Europe

India’s Low-Cost IndiGo Sets Its Long-Haul Sights on Europe

Anurag Kotoky , Bloomberg

Despite the well-documented challenges, airline bosses won't give up on the low-cost, long-haul dream. Will IndiGo be able to pull it off?

2 weeks ago

Climate Concerns Should Prompt a Rethinking of Air Travel

Climate Concerns Should Prompt a Rethinking of Air Travel

Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

Air travel is cheaper and easier than it was 20 years ago but that doesn't mean we will always have a right to low-cost tickets. Concerns over climate change should prompt airlines to look at what they can do to reduce their impact on the environment.

3 weeks ago

Norwegian Blames 737 Max Grounding for Potentially Another Year Without Profit

Norwegian Blames 737 Max Grounding for Potentially Another Year Without Profit

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It’s good news on the cost-cutting front, but Norwegian is still looking at a bumpy 2019, thanks in part to the continuing uncertainty over the Max aircraft.

1 month ago

EasyJet Sees Brexit Hurting Consumer Confidence

EasyJet Sees Brexit Hurting Consumer Confidence

Lucca de Paoli, Bloomberg

Brexit continues to cast a long shadow over the UK's travel and tourism industry and there is no sign that it is about to let up.

2 months ago

Why Vienna Is the Next Great Bargain European Airport

Why Vienna Is the Next Great Bargain European Airport

William Wilkes and Irene García Pérez, Bloomberg

Considering rail connections, Vienna is as good an entry into Central Europe as any German city may be. And it has the benefit of being a top-tier airport, not some afterthought a hundred kilometers away from the city it is named after.

2 months ago

Malaysia Airlines Reaffirms View That the Idea of Flag Carriers Is Dead

Malaysia Airlines Reaffirms View That the Idea of Flag Carriers Is Dead

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

The idea of flag carriers in today's world of low-cost carriers and hybrid airlines is as dead as wood. Money-losing Malaysia Airlines, whose fate is being deliberated by its parent Khazanah, reignites and reaffirms that long-held view.

2 months ago

Behind Cathay’s Change of Heart About Budget Airlines

Behind Cathay’s Change of Heart About Budget Airlines

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Air tickets aren’t worth what they used to be. Cathay Pacific realizes this, as sales of ancillaries contribute more and more to its bottom line. That sure has softened its heart about budget airlines and ignites its pursuit of Hong Kong Express.

2 months ago

AirAsia to Open Fast-Food Restaurant Serving Its Inflight Food

AirAsia to Open Fast-Food Restaurant Serving Its Inflight Food

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Two things about AirAsia that its group CEO Tony Fernandes is most proud of are (gasp) the airline’s inflight food and (clap) that it hires a lot of female pilots. From the creator of the tagline, "Now everyone can fly," soon everyone can eat "sambal" without flying.

3 months ago